Producer, Channel 13 News at Four

Recent Articles
  • Officials Identified Man Shot and Killed by Deputy in Altoona

    ALTOONA, Iowa  —  Investigators say 25-year old Isaiah Hayes of Ashland, Wisconsin led them on a chase which ended in gunfire. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the incident began around 3:45 .m. Tuesday in the 8700 block of NE 62nd Avenue.  Deputy Ryan Phillips pulled over Hayes but the Wisconsin man then reportedly sped way.  Investigators say Hayes led them on a chase that eventually ended in the 200 block of 5th St. NW. Deputy Phillips told investigators that he saw something […]

  • Community Leaders React to Loss of Jonathan Narcisse

    DES MOINES, Iowa —  Well-known local politician and advocate Jonathan Narcisse has passed away. Narcisse is a former Des Moines School Board member who also made a run for governor in 2014.  He’s listed as the editor of the weekly newspaper The Communicator and hosted an online spot called Good News Iowa. State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad writes on Facebook, “The news of the passing of Jonathan Narcisse has left a void in my heart as well as a large void in […]

  • One Person Dead after House Fire in Marion County

    KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Knoxville police say a house fire overnight claimed one life. Crews were called to the 200 block of Terrace Lane at 12:21 a.m.  Firefighters found the house full of smoke. Two people were sitting on the front porch, and officers moved them into a police car to stay warm. A 70-year-old woman became unresponsive in the car. Paramedics took her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name is not being released until the next […]

  • Ernst Asks for US Senate to Begin Investigation into USA Gymnastics in Wake of Nassar Scandal

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  Iowa Senator Joni Ernst wants to start an investigation into USA Gymnastics and its leadership in the wake of the sexual abuse investigations of former team doctor Larry Nassar. “The reprehensible actions of this so-called doctor have been exposed, yet there are still so many questions that remain,” Ernst said on Wednesday as she and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced they are sponsoring a resolution that would create a special committee to investigate the gymnastics organization.  […]

  • “Wave” of Support Brings Big Donation to UI Children’s Hospital

    IOWA CITY, Iowa  — An idea to sell a few shirts turned into a big donation that will help kids battling illness. The creators of the “Iowa Wave” t-shirt presented a check for $440,000 on Thursday to the Stead Family Childrens Hospital at the University of Iowa.  The shirts celebrate the “Kinnick Wave” that began this year.  At the end of the 1st quarter of every Iowa Hawkeye home game fans turn and wave to the children watching the game […]

  • Open Enrollment is Underway: Here is What Iowans Need to Know

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Despite years of campaign promises, The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land and that includes the individual mandate. The battle over the law in Washington, D.C. has confused may.  On Wednesday Karen Sullivan with the Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa’s Navigator program joined the Channel 13 News at Four to separate fact from fiction when it comes to enrolling for 2018.

  • “The Color Purple” On Stage in Des Moines This Week

    DES MOINES, Iowa  —  The spotlight is back on the Civic Center Stage this week with the arrival of the Tony-winning musical “The Color Purple.” Critics call it a powerful, inspiring show.  The stars agree.  “They leave a little more edified, a little more uplifted, a little bit more proud of who they are and ready to do something impactful in the world,” says Carrie Compere who plays Sofia in the show. This revival of The Color Purple is a […]

  • Staff Member Assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

    FORT MADISON, Iowa —  The Iowa State Penitentiary was on lockdown and restricted movement on Wednesday, after a staff member was reportedly assaulted by an inmate. The Department of Corrections says the staff member was escorting inmate Keith Piper when he attacked the worker multiple times with a weapon.  Corrections officials confirmed that two homemade weapons were used in the assault. AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan says the worker was stabbed five times. The worker along with other staff members […]

  • Teen Arrested in Shooting that Injured Another Teen

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police identified the suspect in a shooting that occurred on Wednesday night. It happened near 2644 Cleveland Avenue.  That’s where officers found a 16-year old with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Paramedics took the teen to the hospital.  He is expected to recover. On Friday, officers arrested another 16-year in connection with the shooting.  Donald Johnathan Kern has been charged with Intimidation With a Dangerous Weapon and Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury.  Kern has […]

  • Channel 13 Reporter to Feature on ‘West End Salvage’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A reality show based in Des Moines returns for a second season Wednesday and you might recognize some of the people in the show. West End Salvage follows Don Short and his crew. They run a salvage and custom furniture business in downtown Des Moines. The show was a hit in its first season on the DIY Network. One of the episodes saw the crew design a bedroom for Channel 13’s Dan Winters and his wife. […]